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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, October 18, 2012

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:52 p.m. PDT

Nintendo Co., Ltd., an interactive entertainment company based out of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Wiiware

Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge (Natsume/500 Points)

It's a thrilling fishing experience for novices and master anglers alike!

The game's beautiful graphics, ocean setting, and intuitive controls bring the fishing experience to life. Each fish looks and moves so much like the real thing, it's the closest you can get to real-life fishing without putting on your waders!

Features

  • Exotic Fishing Locals!
  • A Variety of Salt Water Fish!
  • Tons of Tackle!
  • A True-to-Life Fishing Experience!

No. of Players: 1 player

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS eShop

Style Savvy: Trendsetters (Nintendo/$39.9/3DS/eShop)

In the Style Savvy: Trendsetters game, you take on the role of a budding fashion mogul, styling your way to the top of the fashion world.

Manage your own boutique and help customers find the perfect outfit by keeping up with fashion trends, stocking new clothes for your store, and customizing your shop to reflect your personality. With thousands of styles to choose from, it's up to you to build a fashion dynasty like no other!

Key Features:

  • Create Your Own Fashion Dynasty! You?ve caught everyone?s eye with your cutting-edge style and bold fashion choices. You?ll have your hands full running a full-scale fashion boutique and satisfying hundreds of clothing-crazy customers.
  • The Hottest Styles on the Market. Visit the Buyer?s Center and collect more than 12,000 clothing items, bags, and accessories to sell in your boutique.
  • Connect With Other Fashionistas! Keep an eye on what?s trending worldwide with the Fashion Plaza, an online shopping portal. Closer to home, you can collaborate with up to three friends in a wireless fashion show!

No. of Players: 1 player

Sparkle Snapshots 3D (Nintendo/$5.99/3DS/eShop)

It’s easy to use the touch screen to add frames, ribbons and stickers, or to draw on photos with a variety of pens using the Nintendo 3DS stylus. In addition to fun backgrounds and frames for the photos, the software includes new decorations like colored contacts, eyelashes and makeup, plus 3D items such as snacks, toys, flowers and jewels that can be rotated and viewed at any angle. Users can also share their creations in a number of ways. They can send photos to nearby friends who have Sparkle Snapshots 3D using a local wireless connection, or copy their pictures onto an SD Card (sold separately) and then print them, share them or post them online. The in-game Sparkle SnapShop will give users access to even more trendy items to customize their photos. Additional downloadable content, such as a Mario-themed set, will be available in the future.

No. of Players: 1 player

Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park (Activision/Demo/3DS/eShop)

Your monsterific adventure awaits!

The Moshlings have lost their way around Amusement Isle and they need your help to round up their monster-mates and light up the magical Moshlings Theme Park.

Features

  • • Find the Lost Moshlings: With 60 Moshlings to find, players get to embark on exciting Moshi Missions to locate and reunite our Moshi friends. Play mini-games to unlock hints and tips to help you in your search.
  • • Fun for all ages!: Suitable for a wide range of gamers, with easy-to-learn games and Moshi nuture modes for the youngest gamer, as well as exploration puzzles and arcade challenges for the more advanced.
  • • Special 3DS Features: 3DS gamers will pass-and-play against their friends in Streetpass mode and compete for the golden trophy in highscore challenges and theme park mini-games.

No. of Players: 1 player

Puzzler World XL (UFO Interactive Games/$4.99/3DS/eShop/NDSiWare)

Boasting over 1,800 different puzzles, with favorites like Sudoku, crosswords and unique offerings like Link-A-Pix and Pieceword, puzzle fans are sure to find a wealth of fun in this unprecedented collection. Mind-boggling puzzles include: Crosswords, Wordsearch, Fitword, Pieceword, Backwords, Silhouette, Hide and Seek, Link-A-Pix, Sudoku, Hang-man, Add Up, Colour-In, Chain Letters, Picture Quiz, Jigsaw, Sum Up and Splitwords. Get your puzzle on!

Features

  • Over 1,800 Puzzles to solve!
  • Achievements and Player Trophies
  • "Hint Tokens" to help out with the extra-tricky puzzles.

No. of Players: 1 player

Gradius (Konami/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Blast your way to victory in this classic side-scrolling shooter.

Across the galaxy, there exists a distant planet known as Gradius. Gradius’ peaceful existence has been brought to an end by an intense space invasion by a race known as the Bacterion. To save the planet, the hyperspace fighter Vic Viper has been deployed to fight the Bacterion invasion. Players pilot the Vic Viper through seven stages, shooting and dodging through deadly obstacles while using various power-ups, including missiles, lasers, options and shields. The Vic Viper's target is the enemy fortress, Xaerous. The only way to end the war is to plunge deep through the enemy forces and destroy its very core.

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Dinosaur Office: Halloween Spooktacular! (video/available Oct. 24 at 6 a.m. PT)

A haunted printer. A creepy janitor. Craig dressed like a pumpkin. It's Halloween, Dinosaur Office style! Don't miss this spooky holiday special premiering on Nintendo Video...


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